Field Notes From Rizza Paray
On June 16, Doc Guy, Dianne and I went to KDF Pampanga to pick up the two cleft lip patients that had surgery over the weekend. We were all excited to see their beautiful new smiles. Our two and a half hour ride became even longer when our van broke down, again :/ Luckily, we were by a gas station and we were able to fix it to make it to KDF’s facility.
Once we arrived we learned that both of the children’s operations went very well with no complications and their parents were so happy because in the future, no one will bully them.
Thinking of the comfort and safety of patients, Doc Guy decided to pay for patients and their families to get home by bus because he didn’t want the van to break down with patients. Dianne and I accompanied them on the bus to San Jose City.
I hope Alay Foundation can identify more cleft lip patients to help because it can prevent bullying and can increase the self confidence of children suffering from cleft lip. Every child should be able to smile with pride